BBC One Renews ‘The Paradise’ For Second Season

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BBC One’s period drama series The Paradise has been renewed for a second season of 8 episodes, which is set to air in 2013.

The Paradise is an adaptation of French novel by Emile Zola and follows the ambitious and big hearted Denise Lovett who arrives in the City to find work. She finds a job at The Paradise, the first ever department store.The store provides the catalyst for her rags-to-riches story as she falls in love with the exhilarating and dangerous charms of the modern world and her eyes are opened to a whole new world of possibilities.

The drama series is produced by BBC Drama Productions and features a large cast which includes Emun Elliott, Joanna Vanderham, Elaine Cassidy, Sarah Lancashire, Matthew McNulty, Peter Wight, David Hayman, Stephen Wight, Sonya Cassidy, Ruby Bentall, Finn Burridge, Patrick Malahide, Olivia Hallinan and Mark Bonnar. The Paradise, which is halfway through its first season, is already a hit, averaging a consolidated audience of 5.9 million/22.5% share in its Tuesday 9pm time-slot. The show’s first season is set to wrap its run on Tuesday November 13th.

Speaking of the renewal of The Paradise, Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One, said:The Paradise has been the biggest new drama series on British television so far this Autumn, and it has been really interesting to experiment with period drama on BBC One beyond the traditional Sunday night slot. I’m delighted that the show will be returning for a second series, and can assure its loyal following that there are still some dramatic twists to come in the three episodes still to air this autumn.”

While series creator Bill Gallagher, added: “I’m very grateful that there’s such a strong audience for The Paradise, and for the terrific support the BBC has given to the show to make that possible. It’s such a great ensemble of actors and such a rich group of characters that it’s an exciting prospect to have eight more episodes to make.”

TVWise’s UK TV Scorecard has been updated with this new information.

  • hughelva williamson

    Just love THE PARADISE by the BBC . can ‘t wait every Tuesday for it to come on at 9pm.

    Brilliant Show. Glad there is another Series.

  • Carlene

    I love the paradise and i am also very happy their will be a second series :) thanks guys

  • tracy

    iam so glad there will be another series of the paradise .I can not wait for it ,iam going to get the dvd when its out in December the 10th pre ordered my know thankyou bbc

  • Rose Norman

    Thank you BBC for a great show. I have enjoyed every episode. Well done ! So glad there going to be a second series.

  • Carrol wyatt

    Amazing series so glad to know there is to be another one :-)

  • Dawn Goodwin

    Just watched the last episode of this wonderful series. Well done BBC1. So looking forward to the 2nd series.

  • Gail Lambert

    Really really pleased that there is another series of the Paradise – love it I do. !!!!!!!!!!

  • Carole Grady

    Fantastic series! Well worthy of another full series…….makes Downton appear positively boring!!! Tuesdays won’t be the same!

  • Trace

    Great that there’s another series shame we have to wait until next year. Hope I don’t miss the it’s new start

  • Ellen Hyde

    The wonderful series. Love it so much. Can’t wait wait for series two!

  • Dolly

    I have just finished watching the last episode of this series and I’m delighted to here theirs a new series I couldnt bare to think that it was the last one

  • Nezam shah

    Fantastic! Well worth every penny of my tv lisence, what am I going to do on a Tuesday night. Well done BBC.

  • Sue R

    Thanks you for a brilliant series! Tuesday evenings will not be the same now The Paradise has come to an end. Thak you BBC for bringing us a second series in 2013. Can’t wait.

  • Sara

    I love the paradise, can’t wait for it to come back in 2013 just hope we don’t have to wait to long!

  • Sophie Kurton

    Hi I love it can not wait till 2013 now to find out what happens
    to John and Denise. Wedding bells and baby’s ??!
    Best thing on Tv ever……..

  • pat lindley-norris

    The paradise is one of the best series i have ever watched,I am so glad their is going to be another series i cant wait.

  • JJ

    So pleased there is to be a second series, will be lost on Tuesday nights now, looked forward to it so much. Well done BBC and all the cast magnificent!

  • natalie

    Just watched the last episode of the first series and had to check if a second series was commissioned. So so pleased to find that there is. Absolutely love this programme.

  • Michael Gray

    Romantic imtreeg hooked well directed costumes set acting 10/10

  • Amanda

    I am so glad there is going to be a second series i will have to watch series one again on catch up i love it :)

  • Alex

    I think that the Paradise is my favourite ever programe, it is so captivating and charming. I have looked forward to it every Tuesday and I am thrilled that there will be a second series. I really don’t think that Miss Glendenning is going to slip away quietly but hopefully ture love will prevail. Please don’t make us wait too long to see what happens.

  • Marissa Hunt

    Just watched the last episode and can’t wait for the second series to start. Please make it as soon as possible, best period drama I have watched in a long time.

  • Ruth phelps

    Loved the paradise can’t wait till the next series really I joyed it

  • Ruth phelps

    Loved the paradise can’t wait till the next series

  • Emmaclaire Isherwood

    Great series, am so glad there will be another, as good as Downton! Can’t wait for another series

  • Mr And Mrs Smith

    What an absolutely delightful series. We must have more! We are addicted to this show. Thank you thank you for planning a second season. We are finally happy to pay the TV licence. :-)
    It is so refreshing to see such a wholesome show with romance and moral dilemmas, perfectly cast. This show could run and run without losing its charm because it takes us back to a sweet and gentle time even though there is a monster or two. The love between Denise and Moray could be tested and followed till the cows come home.

  • Emma smith

    ah what a wonderful series!!!! love the acting beautiful costumes and sets ! Am so glad to hear there will be another series!!!

  • Tina Toivela

    Absolutely loved The Paradise and couldn’t wait for the next episode. Great that a second series is planned. The ending was left so that it could continue. Well done BBC.

  • TKirk

    Wonderful wonderful adaptation and story telling – the best romantic drama ever – fabulous cast – So glad there will be more delight next year

  • Angela

    This is a fantastic series one of the best i have watched in many years.I am so pleased a second series has been commissioned.Bring on next year!!!.

  • elizabeth

    well done bbc , just watched the last one , will buy the dvd so i can watch it all over again, cant wait till 2013 for the next one , my tuesdays will never be the same , please make it longer next time , my house goes silent when it on , the kids are told to quiet the dog is put out and the old man makes the tea and answers the door as not to disturd me when im watching this fantastic program ,more more more,

  • Alice

    Omg I’m sooooo happy there is a second series I usually hate those sort of dramas however I was hooked within minutes of watching the first episode it’s going to be sooo hard to wait for the next series to come out and find out what happens to Denise sooo excited. Missing my Tuesdays already ;( please come back on soon!!!!!!!!!

  • Gordon Penny

    Brilliant series that had me on the edge of my seat in this last episode tonight !! I phoned my cousin up after it ended and we were saying ..SURELY that cant have ended yet ? Thank god it continues, but such a long wait !! Best series on tv for a long time, in fact the best one for me since the black and white Forsite saga back in the late sixties I think. Such amazing chemistry with the 2 main actors who played Denise and Moray.

  • Kelly

    Fantastic series. It is nice to have quality shows that are wholesome and entertaining. Can’t wait until next season.

  • Kelly

    so pleased there will be a second series :-)

  • Mandy S

    So pleased to hear another series is to be back for 2013 ., cant wait , a great programme love it :-)

  • Hassan

    Best drama I have ever watched cant wait to watch series 2 made me look forward Tuesdays !

  • Sarah

    I didn’t start watching the Paradise until the 6th episode….however, it left me hooked and I immediately caught up on the earlier episodes via BBC iPlayer!! Loved the show so much & delighted to hear there will be a second series. I’ll definitely be watching this programme again…..and will really miss it….bring on 2013!!!!

  • Laura Filkins

    Wow what a fantastic drama, Lovett Lovett Lovett lol, was so disappointed to find out it was the last episode last night but thrilled to find there shall be another, roll on 2013 yippee!!

  • Paula

    Wow, what an excellent series! Such rich characters, fantastic cast and great actors. I am so looking forward to the next series. Well done everyone who contributed! 10/10!

  • Sarah

    Oh my goodness I love The Paradise, I can’t wait until 2013….hurry up. Have told all my friends and now they are catching up on iplayer……well done!

  • kerrie

    So pleased there is going to be another Series!!!! I love it!!

  • Pat

    Loved the paradise and looking forward to the next series of it the best programme of the week on the TV.

  • Claire

    Yay!! Im so glad there’s another series I absolutely love this Drama fabulous cast!! Superbly acted the love story was amazing cant wait till 2013!!! more more of the same please woohoo!!!

  • thegreenjudy

    2013????? Waaaah….I can’t wait!!

  • Bernie

    Can not wait for series 2 to come enjoyed every single episode of series 1 roll on 2013

  • Tia

    It’s been great watching the 8 episodees am absolutly hooked, feel like in another world. Can’t wait for the next series to start. Love it! Love it!

  • Linda

    The Paradise is the best drama ever the series could not be faulted in any way great cast and
    settings. Next series can’t come quick enough for me can we have more episodes

  • anne aspinall

    the paradise is a great show and i am glad that ther is aother season comign out in 2013 and i cannot wait till i see it and i hope we will not have to wait long

  • Holly Roynon lambert

    What an amazing series…. Can’t wait for the next and hopefully many more series to come. I’ve rushed home from work eevery Tuesday to watch it then watch it again with my mum on Wednesdays. Roll on 2013. When will the DVD be available I already know 4 people who want it

  • sarah f

    Absolutely love this programme. It is the best programme i have ever seen. The romance was brilliant and Mr Moray is gorgeous. Cant wait for next series

  • Sheena

    Well Done BBC, worth every penny we pay for fee,
    Great Cast, heart warming family TV
    We will miss our tuesday fix……roll on series 2

  • Joolz

    What an amazing series, fab acting, fab story, fab sets, I absolutely loved it, please don’t ruin the next series by letting the rich girl win, let true love win for once. Its much better than downtown, and I loved that.
    The love stories were great.

  • leonard zelig

    So glad a second series has been commisioned – loved the show , loved the actors,loved the dialogue and loved the music – such a welcome relief from all this reality rubbish !!! well done BBC

  • Francesca

    The best programme on TV in a long time! Well done BBC and everyone involved in its creation! Can’t wait for the next season, just wish it was sooner!!

  • Amelia Dakin

    How enchanting is The Paradise? Pure escapism, undying love, misplaced loyalty and intrigue- Tuesdays are going to be so dull now that it’s finished. Can’t wait to see the downfall of Catherine Glendenning in 2013

  • kate

    Thanks to the bbc for such a great show! i have watched every episode and thoroughly enjoyed it all. im glad that there will be another series

  • Neil

    Well done BBC, a really excellent drama – cant wait for the second series, such compelling watching.

  • Peter Green

    What a fabulous series and so beautifully acted and cast !
    I hope it does not end with series 2 !
    Or maybe I’m greedy !
    Well done BBC !

  • Charlotte :D

    I absoulutly love the paradise!!! I’m only 15 and I think its the best thing on television I wish it was more than 8 episodes but it was a delight to have that little piece of heaven on a tuesday night. I am so glad that theres another series in 2013 hope you advertise on tv so I know when its on!!! :D :D :D



  • Shakila awan

    I loved the paradise soooo much and miss it too on Tuesdays and cannot wait to see what happens. It’s so beautiful to see true love, so very touching. Well done BBC

  • jennie g

    soo glad there is to be another series of this wonderfull period drama have loved every mkinute of it well done bbc

  • Gemma

    this is such an amazing program! Beats all the other soaps. So so so happy there is going to be another series, wished it wouldn’t end. You should make more programs like this. Plus don’t keep us waiting to long other wise we will forget what happened last time :) !!!!!!

  • Chrissy

    Yaaaaaay my Tuesdays will not be the same till it comes back on !!!! I am so pleased there’s going to be a second series can’t wait to see how Denise and morays love story will unfold thankyou BBC for a great programme :0)

  • Ian

    OMG so pleased there’s going to be a second series, hopes there’s a third and fourth at least, it’s best thing on BBC at the moment. watched the last episode of the series twice ( so far) almost cried at the end


  • Trudy

    Thrilled to hear there will be a second series!! This series is far superior than Downtown Abbey!! Well done BBC!!

  • Sallie

    An absolutely brilliant gentle period drama that is a little bit different. I was engaged with every character and can see the potential to run this for many series to come. Get the writing right and you are on to an absolute winner here. Well done BBC.
    And let’s face it girls, who hasn’t fallen a little bit in love with Moray!

  • madelynn

    What a great series!i’m just so sorry that it has ended.Can’t wait for the next series.Please give plenty of notice for the start date so that I can record it if I am out of the country.Yes i agree with Sallie who has not fallen a little bit in love with Moray!

  • sheila

    So good even hubbie stayed awake.

  • Nicky

    I very seldom watch the television but Paradise has been a ‘must’ for me.

    The BBC is often criticised but credit where credit is due. A fantastic drama with twists and turns. The best series by far for a very long time.

    Looking forward to the second series but in the meantime will go back to doing my ironing on a Tuesday evening!

    Thank you BBC.

  • Jackie

    What a delicious programme …

    Please do not take too long to make/air series 2 I cannot wait to see the handsome Emun Elliott return as Moray to let true love conquer all … (Swoon)

  • kate

    Such a charming production….beautiful costumes and sets ,and each actor is totally credible as the character they portray.
    A stella cast.

    Moray best watch his back….the lady is not going to be pleased.
    Something very similar happened to me .Nevertheless,I am very pleased he jilted Catherine!!

  • Min

    Brilliant series! I am so looking forward to series 2 :0)

  • Judith Shaw

    What will I do on a Tuesday evening now? !!!!! I loved it, it put Downton Abbey in the shadow!
    So pleased another series in 2013.

  • Lea

    The Paradise

    Completely fell in love with this show… can’t believe you are going to leave us in suspense for a year! But we will wait if we have to with anticipation.
    Good work, what a fabulous show. Wonderful beautiful and captivating, a true escape for an hour. Thank you to all who where involved… Well Done!

  • Rose

    What a fab programme. So romantic, soooo romantic. Love it.

    Loved the way the series ended, I’m not sure I want a second series, I like the way it ended, love wins out without endless twists and turns that undermine true love with mistrust and insecurity.

    Well done BBC, when it does come back I’d rather watch Moray and Denise struggle to start again than for teh pair to be split by financial ‘sense’.


  • Cici

    What a wicked series. I can’t wait for the second series to begin.

  • Sarah Knights

    Tv at it’s very best. Sunday night on a Tuesday :) Eagerly awaiting the second series.

  • Tracey

    Absolutely loved it! BBC does it right!! I can not wait until season two!! Why only make 8 episodes in one season!!! I want more! Does this mean we have to wait until fall 2013? Does anyone know when it will air in 2013? I honestly can’t wait!! Wonderfully acted, incredible set design, great love story. Thanks for a wonderful production!

  • Dale light

    Cant believe the paradise has finished absolutely gutted !! Tuned in to watch tonight and realised it had finished. Didn’t say so last week? Cannot wait till next week love it more than Downton and that’s good,
    hurry up and get series 2 on !!!

  • Flora W

    Emile Zola was a genius and I love his books but The Paradise is even better than the book, A Lady’s Delight! I was so surprised at the quality of this and Joanna Vanderham is so good it’s weird- if I hadn’t recognised her from previous things, I would’ve called her Denise for actually seeming like the general character. Thanks to all the BBC for such a great Tuesday evening programme- sometimes Sundays are too full- it would’ve clashed with Downton Abbey. Anyway thanks for making a second series just 1 request: please keep the paradise on BBC iplayer for two more months??!

  • Kat woman

    Thank you BBC. This is such fantastic news. Iam totally in love with The Paradise and all its amazing actors. Dont take too long to make this delightful “escape” series :)

  • Cath White

    Hurrah ! SO glad another series planned, I am SO pleased. Thanks BBC :D

  • Linda Johnson

    Really enjoyed the paradise and i am so pleased your doing a second series, there’s a lot of unfinished buisness to sort out, and some shocked faces, cant wait.

  • pinkperson

    Yippee! A 2nd series has been confirmed, I am so delighted.
    This is THE BEST drama series I have watched EVER.
    I was so excited for a Tuesday night to come round, then felt so sad at how fast 8 weeks went by.

    Roll on 2013!

  • Cici

    What a wicked drama, I felt like I was there behind the scenes . I can’t wait for another series. It’s got to be one of the best series that I have seen in a long while, well done the BBC.

  • Kelly Mawbey

    The Paradise is an absolute drama that I can not wait for my Tuesday evenings aren’t the same without it.. Can not wait until 2013, Please come soon. I can’t wait for the new series this show has got to be one of the best programs on BBC, Well done to the makers, the actors and BBC. I absolutely enjoyed the first season it was brilliant. Just can’t wait until an actual date comes out online so I know when to turn my Free view back on to watch hit on that Tuesday.

  • Zoe

    Soooooo sad to see the series finish I have not been able to bring myself to delete the final episode from my Sky+ box!!!! When will the 2nd Season air in 2013, please don’t make us wait until September! I could watch it all year….. Beats the misery of soap operas any day.

  • maria

    Thank you BBC i love this serie!!!

  • Georgia

    I am a big fan of the book and when i heard that the BBC was making a TV series i was really excited. I love it so much and to see the characters brought to life was simply amazing. Although the series was different from the book in some ways, it was still wonderful.
    I was a fan of Emun Elliot before The Paradise, and i am now an even bigger fan of his. He is an amazing actor and he plays Moray exceptionally.
    For Christmas i had the DVD as a gift of my mother and i was so happy that i cried. I absolutely love it and cannot wait for the second series!! Waiting until late 2013 will be tough though.
    Thank you BBC for such an amazingly wonderful beautiful drama!!

  • terry basson

    Outrageously stunning and effective entertainment!
    What a joy that the BBC is bringing back more of what we wait to watch with passion.

  • laura cooke

    I love The Paradise because it is more romantic than street dance films.
    Moray is amazing store owner, Katherine just looks beautiful and denise is wonderul and the same to the other cast members.

  • Michelle

    Omg….I love this programme…hurry up next series…….pleeeeeaaassssseee!!!!

  • Wendy Nelson

    My husband and I adore watching The Paradise on ABC Saturday night from Melbourne Australia. The characters are just fantastic – Only the Brits know how to make great period dramas – keep up the great
    work. Can’t wait for 2nd series to start

  • Jann

    Wow what a wonderful program, I get lost in the television when it’s on, Denise and moray are amazing together what a super couple, I do hope that they stay together get married and have babies, moray didn’t suit Catherine or Clara, Denise is perfect for him… I wish the BBC would make two series a year just to keep us going as it would never lose its sparkle… Well done BBC best thing I’ve ever seen on TV.

  • Evie Caswell

    Its a beautiful series I adore it the actors and actresses are fantastic can’t wait for the next one and im sure alot of other people can’t as well.

    Thank you BBC

  • Denise

    Marvellous series – just seen the end of series one in Australia. Really looking forward to series two.

  • Elizabeth

    OMG just saw the end in Australia. I love it!! Can’t wait till the second series!! Ahhhhhhhh!

  • Susiepotter

    Fantastic. Come on BBC lets see the second series. Just finished in Australia and we want more

  • Coralie

    Just watch series here in Australia can’t wait for season two when are ou releasing.

  • Hetty Choy

    We love this show here in Australia, the chemistry between John Moray and Denise , Wow
    Can’t wait for the second series , and Emun , he is just gorgeous
    i have just ordered the DVD of series oe so that we can watch it again

  • Suzanne

    How fabulous is this show! The last episode of Season 1 has just aired in Australia – can’t wait for the second series. I can honestly say I have never been so captivated with a show – great cast and beautifully put together. Only the Brits can do television this well!

    Thank you BBC

  • Christine Strapp

    Loved this show even more than Downton Abbey . Can’t wait for the next series and will buy this wonderful show that draws you in and has you waiting anxiously for the next episode . Loved every minute . Thanks Bbc .

  • Norma

    The last episode of series 1 was on last night and we are hanging out for the next series. We seem to have to wait for so long in Australia.

  • Aida

    Great show! I watched it on PBS in the USA and will anxiously wait for Season 2

  • wanda


    I just started watching Pardise about 2 months ago- the story finally showed the couple admitting their feelings for each other (even though he was set to marry the rich spoiled daughter of the banker ). And it went off the air! I was watching it evverry Tuesday on PBS – Why did it go off the air? Is it coming back on ?